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Published:May 7th, 2007 04:52 EST
al-Qaeda , 15 Suspected Terrorists Detained

al-Qaeda , 15 Suspected Terrorists Detained

By SOP newswire

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists Monday during raids around the country targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq and its senior leaders.

While targeting al-Qaeda in al-Hillah, Coalition forces conducted a raid and detained nine suspected terrorists, including one individual believed to be a leader in the network.

Coalition forces detained two suspected terrorists in an operation east of Balad where they were targeting al-Qaeda’s senior leadership.

In Anbar province, Coalition forces detained three individuals with suspected ties to al-Qaeda senior leadership during two separate raids west of Taji.

One suspected terrorist was detained when Coalition forces raided an area north of Fallujah.  The individual is believed to be in direct contact with senior al-Qaeda leaders.

“Our targets continue to be those who network together to organize and execute attacks against innocent Iraqis,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

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